Normally I don’t care too much about the Emmys, but I was glancing through the nomination list this morning and saw some nominations I was excited about:
- This American Life • Escape • Showtime • Showtime Presents in association with Chicago Public Radio, Killer Films, Inc., Left/Right, Inc. (Adam Beckman, Director of Photography) for Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Directing, Outstanding Nonfiction Series, Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming, Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming
- The Office • NBC • Deedle Dee Productions, Reveille LLC, Universal Media Studios (Producers TBD) for Outstanding Comedy Series, two more noms for Outstanding Directing, a nom for Outstanding Picture Editing For A Comedy Series , Outstanding Sound Mixing, Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series for “Dinner Party,” Steve Carrell was nominated for best Actor in a Comedy Series and Rainn Wilson was nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series
- Jimmy Kimmel Live • Song: ‘I’m F***ing Matt Damon’ • ABC • Jackhole Industries in association with ABC Studios for Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics (this is kinda harsh since the news just broke a couple of days ago that Jimmy and Sarah are no more)
- Kathy Griffin: My Life On The D-List • Bravo • Picture This Television for Outstanding Reality Program. It’s up against Extreme Makeover:Home Edition (hate) and Intervention (which I LOVE) so it’s a tough category.
- Kathy Griffin: Straight To Hell • Bravo • Production Partners, Inc. was also nominated for Outstanding Variety, Music Or Comedy Special
Overall, I’m very happy with the list and VERY happy about This American Life getting so much recognition. Yay Ira Glass!!